If I was listening to the music that was relevant to my grandparents when they were teens, it would have come from the Jazz Age of the 1910s-’20s, so today’s youth should consider themselves fortunate that their nanas and papas likely rocked out to the much more relatable sounds of the Beatles as minors.
Find out how relatable from teen listening and performing perspectives Thursday and Friday, when Huntington Beach Academy for the Performing Arts students present live versions of such hits as “Let It Be,” “Here Comes the Sun,” “Something” and “Golden Slumbers.”
Performing in The Beatles Story: 1969 are members of the academy’s Music, Media and Entertainment Technology (MMET), as a fundraiser for their department that specializes in commercial music and film production as well as for the National Alliance for Mental Illness.
The Beatles Story: 1969 is actually the fifth and final installment in an MMET show series celebrating the 50th anniversary of influential Beatles albums. This year’s focus by MMET Pop Music majors, who concentrate on music creation, production and live performance, is on the LPs Let It Be and Abbey Road.
Shows start at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 and 8 in the First Christian Church of Huntington Beach auditorium. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $40 for VIP reserved seating (that includes a swag bag). Visit hbapa.org/see.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.